David Smith claimed British boccia gold in the BC1 individual event ©Paralympics GB

Blue-haired Briton David Smith claimed a first individual Paralympic Games title with a dominant BC1 individual victory on the final day of boccia finals at the Carioaca Arena 2 in Rio de janeiro.

The 27-year-old from Swansea had claimed team gold at Beijing 2008 and followed that with individual silver four years later in London.

After his team suffered a quarter-final defeat to Thailand, he had only gold on his mind in the indivudal final, a feat he achieved in dominant style.

Smith barely allowed his Dutch opponent Daniel Perez the slightest chance of gaining any foothold in the clash.

He won all four ends for a final scoreline of 5-0, greeting every shot with a triumphant roar and a punch of the fist.

"I’m not normally that vocal," he admitted.

"It’s only when it means something to me.

"I’m probably going to keep the blue hair now because it worked and I only got a silver medal when I had red hair in London.

"My local hairdressers in Swansea did it at a major discounted price so I owe them quite a lot for that."

Jeong Ho Won won boccia gold for South Korea ©Getty Images
Jeong Ho Won won boccia gold for South Korea ©Getty Images

South Korea also claimed a gold medal today in the mixed individual BC3 event as Jeong Ho Won beat Grigorios Polychronidis of Greece.

The match was expected to be a closely fought encounter but the Asian player proved too strong in an 8-1 victory.

Asia also claimed BC2 gold in an all-Thailand affair as Watcharaphon Vongsa won 5-4 victory against team-mate Worawut Saengampa.

Leung Yuk Wing of Hong Kong then took the BC4 event 4-3 over Samuel Andrejcik of Slovakia.

Yoo Won Jong of South Korea was among the winners of bronze medal matches earlier in the day.

He claimed the final place on the podium in the BC1 event.

Yan Zhiqiang of China claimed BC2 bronze while Portugal's Jose Carlos Macedo achieved a similar feat in the BC3 event.

Pornchok Larpyen of Thailand finished third in the BC4 competition.